BLANKET UPZONING 2024 – RESOURCES

MAYFAIR BEL-AIRE MATERIALS

MBCA January 2024 email to Mayfair Bel-Aire residents – this email sets out the issues and our concerns

MBCA letter to City Council  – March 2024 (joint letter with Meadowlark Park)

Peter Collins submission to City Council – April 2024

NOTABLE SUBMISSIONS (TO CITY COUNCIL)

Joint Letter from 50 community associations (including Mayfair Bel-Aire Community Association)

Federation of Calgary Communities letter 

Elboya Britannia Community Association letter

Roy Wright Letter (Mount Royal)

Charlotte Kingsford letter

Glendale & Glendale Meadows Community Association letter

USEFUL WEBSITES AND MATERIALS

Calgary Communities Matter website – this site provides information and tools for responding to the City’s proposed blanket upzoning. The website contains a variety of useful articles, a link to a Change.Org petition, template emails and letters, and instructions on how to get involved (written submissions, speaking at the hearing, join a demonstration, etc.)

No Blanket Rezoning YYC – this site also provides information and tools for responding to the City’s proposed blanket upzoning.

Varsity Community Association material for residents

Video by Chris Davis (Municipal Lawyer and Community Activist)

ARTICLES

The Unassailable Case Against Blanket Rezoning

Council Seeks Easy Answer on Complex Issue of Housing

Promises and Pitfalls of Upzoning (Vancouver Sun)

Upzoning Unlikely to Solve Housing Affordability Iusse (Calgary Herald)

Overview of Evidence for Universal Up-Zoning (Critique)

Blanket R-CG Zoning: Urban Hydrology and Natural Infrastructure

The Case Against YIMBYism

CREB® opposes City proposal on blanket rezoning

Higher Urban Densities Associated with the Worst Housing Affordability

Broad Upzoning Makes Housing Less Affordable, And Doesn’t Add Supply

CITY MATERIALS

LINK TO AGENDA MATERIALS FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Blanket Upzoning Bylaw Amendment – without map schedules

Existing City Land Use Bylaw

Consolidated comparison of bylaw changes

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